Heppner, Decathlon ink deal for more sustainable transport

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Heppner signed a new partnership with Decathlon, leader in sports equipment in France, for the delivery of its French and German stores from the Wittenheim warehouse in Alsace. A clean energy vehicle intended for delivery to stores from the Decathlon warehouse in Haut Rhin.

Partners for several years, Heppner and Decathlon are continuing their collaboration to develop a more sustainable urban delivery solution. To achieve this, Heppner is providing a new vehicle fueled with NGV in order to transport goods from its logistics center located in Wittenheim to the Decathlon stores in Bas-Rhin.

"Convinced of the benefits of this solution meeting the environmental and societal requirements of our customers, in 2021 we will step up the conversion of our fleet of vehicles to natural gas throughout the country, in support of concrete investments in infrastructure refueling,” declared Alexandre Tritschler, regional director Heppner Grand-Est.

A true alternative energy to diesel, the use of CNG considerably reduces the carbon footprint of the vehicle per kilometers traveled, with a reduction of fine particles up to 95 percent and a reduction in Nox by half. This alternative also responds to the challenges of traffic in urban areas, where the sound volume of vehicle engines is reduced by 3.

“It is a source of pride for Decathlon to have partners who support us in this energy transition, the environmental issue is at the heart of our corporate strategy. We want to make sport accessible to as many people as possible while preserving our playground, “said Antoine Charbonnier, transport dock manager at Decathlon.

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